Unlike a lot of Victorian coastal towns that shut up shop over winter, Port Fairy have embraced the colder months and introduced the Port Fairy Winter Weekends, which sees a number of events run across the town over four weekends in June and July. Opening the door to visitors looking for an adventure, the last weekend for 2018′s Winter Weekends sees a number of fun events, including the Port Fairy’s Vinyl Swap Meet which returns for its second year this July.
Attracting sellers from Mt Gambier, Geelong, Hamilton, Portland, Port Fairy and Warrnambool, the meet will see local collectors, crate diggers, musicians and vinyl hoarders, all coming together through a mutual love of vinyl.
With a total of 11 stalls already locked in, you’ll be able to browse through more than two thousand rare and essential vinyl, spanning genres including pop, indie, jazz, soul, funk, prog, blues, doo-wop, punk, metal, soundtracks and a truckload more. Some sellers even bring along their retro and pre-loved turntables and sound systems to sell as well so if you’re a vinyl newbie, this could be the perfect place to start.
Along with being able to peruse a whole lot of vinyl, there will also be local DJs spinning all the classics and the bar will be serving food and drinks all afternoon.
At a time when the music industry is undergoing major change and evolution thanks to the internet, this is a chance to celebrate everything that’s still great about being a music fan and enjoy that sense of satisfaction you get when holding the real deal in your hands.
The Vinyl Swap Meet goes down at the Port Fairy Bowls Club. Bowls Court (off James Street) on Saturday July 21 from 1pm – 6pm. Gold coin donation on entry.
This event is proudly sponsored by Prehistoric Sounds